Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. It commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before He was crucified. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, palms or small branches, in front of Him as a sign of homage. Palm branches are widely recognized as a symbol of peace and victory.
Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when He established the Sacrament of Holy Communion prior to His arrest and crucifixion. It also commemorates His institution of the priesthood. Jesus celebrated the dinner as a Passover feast. Please join us for this liturgy on April 13 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist.
Good Friday is the day on which Catholics commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Catholics are joined by almost all other Christians in solemn commemoration on this day. Please join us for this liturgy on April 14 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist.
The Easter Vigil marks the beginning of Easter. We are awaiting our master’s return with our lamps full and burning, so that He will find us awake and seat us at His table (cf. Luke 12:35). The vigil is divided into four parts: Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism, and Liturgy of the Eucharist. The Easter Vigil liturgy is one of the most beautiful liturgies in the Roman Catholic Church. Please join us for this liturgy on April 15 at 8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart